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Man killed, 2 officers hurt, in domestic violence arrest

January 21, 2022, 12:11pm Northwest

Authorities say a domestic violence incident turned into a deadly shooting between two officers and the man they were trying to arrest. Read story

Former BPA chief cautions lawmakers about cryptocurrency’s impact on Northwest hydropower

January 21, 2022, 9:30am Northwest

The former head of the Bonneville Power Administration and Chelan County Public Utility District cautioned a House oversight panel Thursday about the effect of cryptocurrency operations that have flocked to the Northwest in recent years in search of cheap hydropower. Read story

FILE - Former Alaska Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Bakalar speaks a news conference on Jan. 10, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska, after she sued the state. A federal judge on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, ruled that Bakalar was wrongfully terminated by the then-new administration of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy for violating her freedom of speech rights.

Judge sides with Alaska attorney who alleged wrongful firing

FILE - Former Alaska Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Bakalar speaks a news conference on Jan. 10, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska, after she sued the state. A federal judge on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, ruled that Bakalar was wrongfully terminated by the then-new administration of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy for violating her freedom of speech rights.

January 21, 2022, 7:54am Northwest

A U.S. judge sided Thursday with an attorney who alleged she was wrongly fired by the state of Alaska over political opinions expressed on a personal blog. Read story

Bonneville Power Administration Principal Structural Engineer Leon Kempner walks through Ross Complex in Vancouver.

Idaho Power, PacifiCorp, BPA eye clean-energy strategy for western states

Bonneville Power Administration Principal Structural Engineer Leon Kempner walks through Ross Complex in Vancouver.

January 21, 2022, 7:37am Latest News

Two electric utilities and a federal energy agency with millions of customers in eight western states have reached a tentative agreement centered on a new energy transmission line connecting their power grids. Read story

Tongans in Seattle area set up fundraisers to help island nation after volcano eruption, tsunami

January 21, 2022, 7:35am Northwest

It was very early Saturday morning when Tony and Salote Puloka, of Burien, found out about the natural disaster in Tonga, their homeland. Read story

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett where a man with the first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. A U.S. resident who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began.

Washington confirmed the country’s first COVID patient 2 years ago. What have we learned?

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett where a man with the first case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Everett, Wash. A U.S. resident who recently returned from a trip to central China has been diagnosed with the new virus. Health officials said Tuesday that the man returned to the Seattle area in the middle of last week after traveling to the Wuhan area, where the outbreak began.

January 21, 2022, 7:34am Health

Infectious diseases were all Everett physician Dr. George Diaz had ever wanted to study. Read story

Large hospitals in Washington guarantee they’ll take certain emergency transfer patients as new standards take effect

January 21, 2022, 7:33am Health

The state’s largest regional hospitals, including Sacred Heart Medical Center and Deaconess Hospital, guarantee care for certain patients under a new protocol activated this week by the Washington Medical Coordination Center. Read story

Man injured by crossbow bolt on Capitol Hill

January 21, 2022, 7:32am Latest News

Seattle police are investigating after a man was injured by a crossbow bolt at a Capitol Hill encampment. Read story

Portland city workers take initial step toward strike

January 20, 2022, 8:35pm Latest News

More than 1,100 municipal trade workers may strike as Portland leaders and a coalition of public employee unions remain at an impasse on a new contract agreement. Read story

Inslee testifies to Congress on pandemic

January 20, 2022, 8:16pm Newsletter

The actions Washington took during the COVID-19 pandemic worked to save lives and keep businesses and schools open, but more is still needed to get the country out of the pandemic, Gov. Jay Inslee told Congress on Thursday. Read story